Coronal Energy completes 44.2 MW solar PV project in California

The Coronal Tulare solar PV project will generate enough electricity to power 9,000 homes served by Southern California Edison
The Coronal Tulare solar PV project will generate enough electricity to power 9,000 homes served by Southern California Edison

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, on November 29th, 2016 announced that Coronal Tulare, a 44.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, began commercial operation in mid-September.

The PV project delivers solar power to Southern California Edison (SCE) through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). It is expected to generate 87,500 MWh of solar power annually, enough electricity to power more than 9,000 homes.

Coronal Tulare is part of a larger portfolio of potential projects that together make up the Tulare Solar Center, which would total 80 MWAC if fully built out.

The Coronal Tulare project includes two sites. The Nicolis site was built on 144 acres and the adjacent Tropico location spans 109 acres. The PV plant has integrated self-powered tracking technology. The array uses its own generated solar power to rotate the solar panels, increasing energy yields.

„With its self-powered tracking technology we're making solar smarter to bolster generation and improve the array's capacity factor,“ said Jamie Evans, managing director of the Energy Solutions Group at Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company.

Coronal Energy purchased the project companies and the rights to construct the projects from W Power, a certified, women-owned business enterprise. Panasonic and Blue Oak Energy, a division of Coronal Energy, oversaw construction. Coronal Energy will own the project, while Panasonic will perform operations and maintenance, with real-time monitoring from the company's new state-of-the-art network operations center in Denver.

 

2016-11-30 | Courtesy: Coronal Energy | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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